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Dental considerations in a paediatric patient with Diamond-Blackfan anaemia
  1. Imam Azam,
  2. Morankar Rahul,
  3. Nitesh Tewari and
  4. Kalpana Bansal
  1. Division of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Center for Dental Education and Research, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Morankar Rahul; captainrahul88{at}


Diamond-Blackfan anaemia (DBA) is a rare genetic disorder characterised by a decrease in the production of red blood cells due to bone marrow malfunction. The estimation of disease occurrence is approximately 1 in 100 000–2 00 000 live births. This paper presents the case of a 7-year-old male child diagnosed with DBA at the age of 4 months. The diagnosis was established with haematological findings, bone marrow biopsy and molecular testing. The case was managed successfully for dental symptoms without any complication.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • haematology (drugs and medicines)
  • paediatrics (drugs and medicines)
  • congenital disorders

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  • Contributors IA and MR involved in concept, design, review of literature, preparation, revision of manuscript and patient care. NT involved in design, review of literature, preparation and revision of manuscript. KB involved in preparation and revision of manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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